Archive | October, 2011

It’ll be open house for U.S. entry – if you’ve got the cash

October 27, 2011

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A pair of U.S. senators, one a Democrat and the other a Republican, has hatched a plan for boosting demand for the nation’s vacant housing. Sell the homes to wealthy foreign nationals and give them the right to live here, say Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer of New York. […]

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Keeping Our Eye On Sandy Sanford

October 24, 2011

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“Keeping Our Eye On” is a continuing online series highlighting young professionals (under 40) in Mississippi. If you would like to be featured in this series please contact Stephen McDill at stephen.mcdill@msbusiness.com. Gordon “Sandy” Sanford, III Sandy Sanford says he has always had an interest in solving problems. “When you’re a lawyer a lot of […]

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VIDEO: Occupy Jackson Enters Second Week

October 24, 2011

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Occupy Wall Street protestors stage a sit-in at Smith Park in Jackson. They share their own thoughts about what the nationwide movement means to them and why they have gotten involved.

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Study: Georgia immigration law brought crop losses of $181M

October 23, 2011

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Georgia’s new law cracking down on undocumented migrant workers in the state caused eight of 10 growers of perishable fresh fruit and vegetable crops to see labor shortages this spring, a Georgia Department of Agriculture survey found. An analysis of the survey by the University of Georgia put overall losses to the agricultural industry at […]

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Shifting sand

October 23, 2011

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Barrier islands’ health crucial to economy Two of the state’s four barrier islands, which are the keys to both the Coast’s ecology and economy, are in jeopardy, and state and federal agencies are now in a race with time and nature to reverse the damage. The operation is focused on the most threatened island, Ship […]

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Mississippi agriculture industry vows new fight against migrant crackdown

October 23, 2011

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With Southern governors and legislatures in a hurry to enact strict immigration enforcement measures, worries have arisen across the region that farm crops will wither in the fields without enough migrant workers to harvest them. That prospect has set up a potential fight in Mississippi between legislators who want to take a hard line against […]

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Jackson mourns loss of Parlor Market owner

October 21, 2011

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Noone fulfilled dream in downtown Jackson Craig Noone, chef and owner of Parlor Market restaurant, knew that a thriving downtown needs thriving restaurants. Noone fulfilled his lifelong vision of opening a restaurant and did it successfully while being part of downtown Jackson’s revitalization efforts. Noone’s death Oct. 14 from a car crash is a loss […]

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St. Dominic president announces retirement

October 21, 2011

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JACKSON —  Sister Mary Dorothea Sondgeroth, O.P. has informed St. Dominic’s leadership, medical staff and employees of her intention to step down as the President of St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. (“SDHS”) effective January 1, 2012. She made the decision following a time of personal reflection and prayer. During her tenure, one of her focuses […]

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Mississippi can avoid Justice Department review on voter ID law

October 21, 2011

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Mississippi’s distant history of infringing on voting rights makes it likely the U.S. Justice Department will have questions on just how the state plans to implement a voter identification law, should voters decide Nov. 8 to change the state constitution to require the IDs before allowing someone to vote. But Mississippi does have the option […]

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iPhone a coup for C Spire

October 21, 2011

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BY STEPHEN MCDILL Apple Inc. has confirmed its rumored iPhone 4S partnership with Mississippi-based telecom C Spire Wireless. The privately held, Ridgeland wireless carrier announced that it is now accepting Internet and store orders for the new iPhone. Pricing and availability details are still pending, according to C Spire spokesman Dave Miller. The 4S model, […]

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